Spruce Systems, Inc.

Spruce lets users control their data across the web.

Software Engineer, Backend

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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Wayne Chang
Wayne Chang
Founder

About the role

Spruce lets users control their data across the web. We believe that the world is evolving toward one based on cryptography, networks, and digital economies that are user-controlled. Today, the dominant use case for user keys is the signing of blockchain transactions, but we think this barely scratches the surface of what is possible. Soon, the entirety of a user’s digital interactions will be based on their keypairs, and we’re unlocking this transition with our constellation of products.

Not 100% sure you're a fit? Apply anyway! We look for potential more than anything else, and we expect that you will grow with us to take your career to new heights. We prefer candidates who are passionate about what we are building, avid learners, and have high standards for themselves over those who just check all the boxes or come from a certain pedigree.

Software Engineer, Backend

Spruce is hiring programmers to develop world-class open source products and libraries implementing open global standards in identity. At Spruce, we are reimagining trusted interactions by creating the world’s best software for packaging beliefs digitally, starting with Web3. We hire programmers who love technology and are committed to intellectual honesty, user privacy, and innovation.

You will be responsible for developing cross-platform libraries and server software in Rust. Our software is secure by design, professionally audited, and suitable for high stakes applications. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to emerging global technology standards for digital identity.

Required

  • Excellent written communications skills (necessary for remote work)
  • Experience writing widely-distributed backend software in statically-typed languages
  • Aptitude for computer security, correct use of cryptography, and user data privacy
  • Proficiency in backend web frameworks, API design, databases, and scalability
  • Can manage CI/CD pipelines based on containers and cloud services
  • Comfortable with rapid directional changes of focus in a startup environment

Bonus

  • Experience building distributed storage systems at scale
  • Proficiency with functional programming paradigms
  • Contributions to open source software projects and technology standards
  • Full-time experience with working remotely
  • Familiarity with operating system and compiler internals
  • Experience with Rust, C++, OCaml, or Haskell
  • Experience with specification tools and model checkers such as Alloy, TLA+, or Coq
  • Have worked in a high stakes industry such as cloud infrastructure, finance, healthcare, social media, and online gaming

At Spruce we are passionate about cultivating a thriving culture of diverse individuals who bring unique perspectives to our mission. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Why you should join Spruce Systems, Inc.

Spruce lets users control their data across the web. We believe that the world is evolving toward one based on cryptography, networks, and digital economies that are user-controlled. Today, the dominant use case for user keys is the signing of blockchain transactions, but we think this barely scratches the surface of what is possible. Soon, the entirety of a user’s digital interactions will be based on their keypairs, and we’re unlocking this transition with our constellation of products.

We are passionate about cultivating a thriving culture of diverse individuals who bring unique perspectives to our mission. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

  • We hire those who love technology and are committed to intellectual honesty, user privacy, and innovation.
  • We are fully remote with a focus on diversity, inclusion and a family friendly work environment.
  • We have an open vacation and sick policy the prioritizes shipping results over hours worked.
Spruce Systems, Inc.
Founded:2020
Team Size:12
Location:New York
Founders
Wayne Chang
Wayne Chang
Founder
Gregory Rocco
Gregory Rocco
Founder